Overview

Distribution

endemic to a single state or province

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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Global Range: (20,000-200,000 square km (about 8000-80,000 square miles)) Known from scrub habitat in Alachua, Highlands, Levy, Marion, Orange, Polk and Indian River counties, Florida, USA.

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Ecology

Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 1 - 20

Comments: Only known from scrub habitat in Alachua, Highlands, Levy, Marion, Orange, Polk and Indian River counties, Florida, USA.

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Global Abundance

Unknown

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Trigonopeltastes floridanus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G2 - Imperiled

Reasons: Only known from scrub habitat in a few counties in central peninsular Florida, USA. Scrub habitat is threatened by development in this area. This species is apparently dependent upon the flowers of scrub palmetto, Sabal etonia.

Intrinsic Vulnerability: Unknown

Environmental Specificity: Very narrow. Specialist or community with key requirements scarce.

Comments: Scrub habitat, but not all scrub, in a somewhat restricted range.

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Global Short Term Trend: Unknown

Global Long Term Trend: Unknown

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Threats

Comments: Development of scrub habitat in peninsular Florida, USA.

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Management

Biological Research Needs: Life history. Examine museum specimens for exact locality and other data.

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Global Protection: Few to several (1-12) occurrences appropriately protected and managed

Comments: Archbold Biological Station, Ocala National Forest, Tiger Creek Preserve and possibley Arbuckle State Forest.

Needs: Protect scrub habitat in peninsular Florida, USA, especially those areas with known populations.

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